Today’s network needs to make decisions faster, combat more security threats and manage an unprecedented scale of connected devices. All types of companies continue to move towards digitalization opening up new opportunities in every industry.

This helps retailers looking at an omni-channel experience with the ability to engage with customers online and in-store while providing location awareness. It provide doctors the ability to monitor patients remotely and using analytics to predict issues faster. Even in education, where technology levels the playing field for student access to learning resources and allowing for more personalized education while connecting disparate campuses.

For any organization to successfully transition to a digital world, they must invest in their network. It’s the network that connects all things digital, and is the cornerstone where digital success is realized and lost – it is your first line of defense, your pathway for productivity and collaboration, and will enable the Internet of Things and a multi-cloud world.

As Cisco delivers on intent-based networking, we provide our customers a network that grows more intuitive every day because it’s informed by context and powered by intent.  The foundation for this is strength of Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and the best of breed products for both wired and wireless. According to Gartner, Cisco continues to be named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Report.


Through exclusive features such as the SD-Access Fabric which provides a revolutionary approach to provide one consistent policy across the entirety of your network at unprecedented scale—no matter if it’s wired and wireless, or the Catalyst 9000 Series Switches that is purpose built for intent based networking, Cisco is at the forefront of transforming the network.  Similarly, Cisco and Apple partnership enable the network to optimize the experience for iOS and macOS  users  through features like FastLane and rich client insights.

With innovations that continue to push Cisco to the front of the industry, Cisco has continually seen its leadership recognized.

  • Flexible Radio Assignment is one feature that automatically adjusts your wireless network to meet higher capacity needs
  • Mobility Express is a controller-less wireless network deployment that combines ease of deployment with affordability.
  • Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) with Hyperlocation and Cisco Beacon Point deliver near-real-time analytics and engagements through precise location accuracy of less than three meters. Cisco Beacon Point uses easy-to-deploy-and-manage virtual BLE beacons for superior wayfinding and proximity marketing.

Cisco’s strengths lie in both the size of our portfolio and Cisco DNA, as well as the robustness of Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA). SDA works with other network services such as Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and Cisco Stealthwatch for IoT segmentation and encrypted traffic analytics and end-user security concerns. Likewise, with the expansion of the switching product line, Cisco believes that the high performance capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series this was reflected as a strength in the report.

Boosted by a strong wired and wireless product portfolio and software that will make sure that your business is trending in the right direction, it’s no wonder that Cisco continues to be an industry leader.

Read the Gartner Magic Quadrant report here.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Tim Zimmerman, Christian Canales, Bill Menezes, 17 October 2017.





Prashanth Shenoy

Vice President of Marketing

Enterprise Networking and Mobility